Farmer’s Market to open by June 1

Farmer’s Market to open by June 1

By JOE LOFARO
Special to the Press
Chances are you might see the Farmers Market open in mid-May in Martin in the parking lot behind the C.E. Weldon Library. You can count on the market being open by June 1.
Richard Gallagher, who has run the Farmers Market for the past two years in Martin, said he is counting on five vendors to be there everyday and during the height of the season he is anticipating 20 different vendors.
Vendors must live within 20 miles of Martin and all crops must be homegrown. Each vendor is required to pay $2 per day to set up in the Farmers Market. Gallagher said the money is used for advertising, a meal-and-meeting and customer appreciation day.
Gallagher said he is already planning the annual customer appreciation day, which is set for late June. “We will have breakfast sandwiches, coffee, music and a couple of artists from the Martin Arts Co-op will be on site showing off their craft.”
The Farmers Market is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The market opens at 2 p.m. during the week and at 8 a.m. on Saturdays. Each Saturday, each vendor donates produce to a bushel basket and all customers who are at the market before 8 a.m. are eligible to win the basket.

Published in The WCP 4.4.13

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